August 19, 2014, by Deepa Kumari Veerasingam
Commonwealth Summer School 2014
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is pleased to partner with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in hosting the 4th Commonwealth Summer School on 17 – 24 August 2014.
The ACU is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks and events.
4th Commonwealth Summer School
Global Food Security: Can We Feed a Growing World?
The Commonwealth Summer School aims to provide a forum to bring together students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance. A key element of the Summer School is its desire to mix local/regional students with those who may have never had the opportunity to leave their own regions.
Why Food Security?
The world’s population is predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050 and the UN estimates that food production will have to increase by 70% to meet the growth in demand. Issues pertaining feeding the world’s ever expanding population will be at the heart of the 4th annual Commonwealth Summer School’s programme, designed to take a multidisciplinary look at one of the major issues of our time.
Top speakers and facilitators will help to frame the key issues and challenges allowing participants to learn, interact and work across countries, regions and disciplines to build international research connections.
Participants will journey through various aspects of food production, looking closely at distribution, environmental management, migration, biotechnology, farm management, supply chains, nutrition and health policy in the process.
Delegates will have the opportunity to observe the reality of food management, experience first-hand the food and supply chain, and immerse themselves in the challenges of food production. Through a series of workshops, group work and field-based learning, delegates will look at how food gets from farm to fork.
Recap of Activities – Sunday, 17 August 2014
To all the speakers and delegates, welcome to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Selamat datang ke Universiti Nottingham Malaysia Kampus